Company Secretary Qualification and Qualities

We are going to discuss about company secretary qualification. A company secretary needs to be multi-skilled as he has to perform duties which are, complex in nature and wide in scope. He should have the qualification and qualities to act efficiently presented below:

  1. Educational Qualifications
  2. Professional Qualifications
  3. Personal Qualities

1. Educational qualifications of company secretary:

  1. A company secretary has to deal with many people of name and fame. So he must have higher education for better understanding.
  2. He represents the company to the outside world and therefore he should have language proficiency to be well conversant.
  3. He should be updated with wide general knowledge relevant to run the company activities.

 2. Professional qualifications of company secretary:

  1. A company secretary requires specialized knowledge on secretarial practice to deal with notice, agenda, resolution, minutes of a meeting. He must know about office correspondence for communication.
  2. A company secretary must have sufficient knowledge on companies Act, Industrial & Commercial law, and law of income tax, stamp Act, Accounting principles and rules of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to deal with legal and statutory affairs.
  3. A company secretary should have better understanding about money and capital market, foreign exchange and socio-economic condition to deal   with trading and financing.
Company Secretary Qualification

Company Secretary Qualification

4. He requires proper knowledge to work with computer for documentation preservation and future use of data or information.

5. To maintain good relation with all stakeholders a company secretary should have knowledge of human relations.

3.  Personal qualities of company secretary

A company secretary is a high profile officer and therefore he should be a person to have below qualities:

  1. Honesty & Integrity.
  2. Loyalty and courtesy;
  3. Punctuality;
  4. Tactfulness   and cautiousness;
  5. Sense of discipline and responsibility
  6. Professional minded.

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2 comments for “Company Secretary Qualification and Qualities

  1. Manjunatha
    November 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

    thanks my educational sector and u explain really good.

  2. Grace
    June 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks alot,well elaborated

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